Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Indian Silver Lady 2016

P. V. Sindhu

Biography of P. V. Sindhu

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (born 5 July 1995) is an Indian professional badminton player. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.
Sindhu came to international attention when she broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of 17. In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships. In March 2015, she became the youngest recipient of India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri. Her silver medal win in the women's singles event of the 2016 Summer Olympics made her the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of an Olympics badminton event and the youngest Indian to make a podium finish in an individual event at the Olympics.

P. V. Sindhu or Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an ace shuttler and silver medalist at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. This young badminton player from Andhra Pradesh was born to volleyball players P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya in the year 1995. Her father was honoured with Arjuna Award for having displayed excellence in his sport. One of the youngest and talented badminton players of the contemporary times, Sindhu has featured in top 10 in the world badminton rankings for the most part of 2014. 

Started Off Early in Her Life

She started playing badminton from the age of eight after she drew inspiration from Pullela Gopichand's victory in All England Open Badminton Championship in 2001. That's the reason why she chose badminton over volleyball although her parents were professional volleyball players. Her initial apprenticeship started with Mehboob Ali at the badminton courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. Later, she joined Pullela Gopichand's badminton academy to further enhance her sporting skills.

Sindhu's Performance in Domestic Arena

  • Sindhu's first major recognition came in the form of the 5th Servo All India ranking championship for under-10 category.
  • She also won the singles title at the Ambuja Cement All India ranking.
  • In the under-13 category, Sindhu won doubles titles at the IOC All India Ranking, Krishna Khaitan All India Tournament, the Sub-Junior Nationals and the All India Ranking in Pune.
  • At the 51st National School Games in India, Sindhu won the gold medal in under-14 category.

  • PV Sindhu Facts and Information

    Full NamePusarla Venkata Sindhu
    ProfessionIndian Badminton player
    BornJuly 5, 1995
    Age (as in 2016)21 Years
    FatherP. V. Ramana
    MotherP. Vijaya
    Birth PlaceHyderabad, India
    HometownHyderabad, India
    CollegeSt. Ann's College for Women, Mehdipatnam
    Heightin centimeters- 179 cm
    Weightin Kilograms- 65 Kg in Pounds- 150 lbs
    International Debut2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships in Colombo
    CoachPulella Gopichand

    Sindhu's Performance in International Arena

    P. V. Sindhu didn't take much time to launch and establish herself as a promising player in the global arena:

    • Sindhu won a bronze medal at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo.
    • The star player bagged silver in the women's singles at Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge in 2010.
    • She found a place in the national team at the 2010 Uber Cup.